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Politics Apr 12WATCH: Pompeo confirms he’s been interviewed by Mueller
But Pompeo won't say what he spoke about with special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
World Apr 11WATCH: Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, faces Senate confirmation hearing
Mike Pompeo, the CIA director nominated to be secretary of state, defended the Trump administration's efforts to push back on aggression from Russia at his confirmation hearing Thursday while suggesting more sanctions on Moscow are still needed. Yet he dodged…
World Mar 21Trump pushes Europe to fix Iran deal
The Iran deal's critics argue the restrictions must cover both long- and medium-range missile tests and transfers, and that the penalties for both should be just as tough.
Nation Mar 02U.S. makes Cuban embassy staffing cuts permanent, as investigation over mysterious attacks continues
The department said in a statement the decision is out of concern for "the health, safety and well-being of U.S. government personnel and family members."…
World Jan 09Rex Tillerson unconvinced that ‘deliberate attacks’ in Cuba are over
Rex Tillerson said he’s not convinced that what he calls the “deliberate attacks” are over.
Politics Nov 10Deal with Russia on Syria’s future is near, U.S. officials say
The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials said Thursday.
World Oct 03U.S. plans to tell Cuba to remove most of its embassy staff
The Trump administration will tell Cuba on Tuesday to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Washington, American officials said. The move is a direct consequence of last week's U.S. move to cut its own embassy staff in Havana by…
Nation Sep 29AP report: U.S. urges no travel to Cuba, cuts embassy staff
Senior U.S. officials say the United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats.
Nation Jul 20Treasury Department fines Exxon Mobil $2 million for Russia violations on Rex Tillerson’s watch
When Tillerson was CEO, he said Exxon didn't support sanctions generally because it found them usually ineffective.
World Jul 06To hurt North Korea, Trump administration may sanction Chinese companies
WASHINGTON — Having lost patience with China, the Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear program, including an option that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North’s…